DeMar DeRozan, LaMarcus Aldridge lead Spurs past Nuggets

first_imgSan Antonio Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan (10) drives around Denver Nuggets’ Torrey Craig during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 111-103. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs got a big win and an even bigger boost in confidence.DeMar DeRozan had 30 points, LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 and San Antonio defeated the Denver Nuggets 111-103 on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT “They’re a hell of a team,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “Really well-coached, really active, really execute well. So, it’s a fine win for us. We feel really good about it, but realize we’ve still got a long way to go.”Juancho Hernangomez tied a career high with 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for Denver. Malik Beasley added 22 points and Monte Morris had 15, both off the bench, for the Nuggets. Denver center Nikola Jokic was held to four points on 1-for-5 shooting in 31 minutes.“They played really good defense on Joker,” Hernangomez said. “They tried to keep him out of the game. They doubled every time, so I was open most of the time. I’ve been struggling. … I’m happy right now to make some shots.”The Nuggets entered shooting 46 percent from the field this season but were limited to 39 percent by the Spurs. San Antonio also blocked four shots, all in the second half.“It was us turning the ball over, careless passing, missing a lot of open shots,” Denver coach Michael Malone said. “You also have to give them credit. They’ve been playing at a high level on both ends of the floor.”ADVERTISEMENT “I hate them, they’re awful,” Popovich said. “We have six of them this year; some teams have one or two.”Why such disdain?“I hate them. I just hate them. I can hate them for whatever reason. You do that in the playoffs, you don’t do that now,” he said.TROJAN MASTERDeRozan became the NBA’s leading scorer among players out of USC, moving past Gus Williams for the top spot. DeRozan has 14,112 career points in 10 seasons and Williams had 14,093 in 11 seasons with Golden State, Seattle, Washington and Atlanta. The others in the top five are Paul Westphal (12,809), Bill Sharman (12,653) and Cliff Robinson (10,823).“Really? Hell, yeah,” DeRozan said. “Aw man, I’m in there. Cool. I didn’t know that. Damn, OK. See if somebody beats that record.”UP NEXTThe teams meet again Friday night in Denver. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bryn Forbes added 15 points for the resurgent Spurs (19-16), who have won eight of 10 to move within two percentage points of first-place Houston in the Southwest Division.“It just shows you that we can go out there and compete with the best and why we should look at ourselves as one of the best teams in this league as well,” DeRozan said. “Because when we go up against the best, we perform and come out like we did tonight. It’s definitely a confidence builder for all of us to understand we can do this.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Nuggets (21-11) lost their second consecutive game and fell just behind Golden State for the best record in the Western Conference. Denver, which leads the Northwest Division by a half-game over Oklahoma City, is 13-3 at home but 8-8 on the road.The Nuggets were without injured starters Gary Harris, Will Barton and Paul Millsap but still had an 80-79 lead with 10 minutes remaining before they were outscored 23-4. The Spurs went on a 15-0 run after falling behind 80-79 and won for the eighth time in 10 home games.“We showed that we can play great team defense with a lot of effort, playing together, especially in that second half,” said center Jakob Poeltl, who had six points and 11 rebounds.Spurs guard Derrick White blocked Jamal Murray’s layup attempt on a fast break, which led to a driving dunk by White for a 91-80 lead with 7:28 remaining.Murray was held to nine points and fellow backcourt starter Torrey Craig had 10.The Spurs, who led by as many as 18, were ahead at the end of every quarter despite a drought in the second period. Denver held San Antonio scoreless for 2:42 beginning midway through the second, but the Spurs closed the half on a 10-3 run to claim a 55-53 lead.TIP-INSNuggets: Barton (right hip), Millsap (broken right toe), Harris (right hip), Isaiah Thomas (right hip surgery), Michael Porter Jr. (lower back surgery) and Jarred Vanderbilt (right foot surgery) all missed the game due to injury. … The team’s previous win in San Antonio came on March 4, 2012. Denver is 19-74 in San Antonio, but holds a winning record over the Spurs at home (48-43).Spurs: Rookie guard Lonnie Walker IV was active for the first time this season after injuring his right knee during the preseason, but did not play. Walker missed the first 20 games and spent the past 14 assigned to the team’s G League affiliate. … Aldridge failed to hit the rim on his only 3-point attempt. … DeRozan rolled his ankle late in the first half but quickly got up and remained in the game following a timeout.JUST BECAUSEPopovich is not a fan of playing the same opponent in back-to-back games, as the Spurs will do in facing the Nuggets again Friday in Denver. 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Environment Canada has issued another thunderstorm watch

first_imgRisk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.This is an alert to the potential development of severe thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements. If threatening weather approaches take immediate safety precautions.- Advertisement -Conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms this afternoon and evening over the BC Peace and sections of the Central Interior. There is the potential that some of these thunderstorms may become severe. These severe thunderstorms will be capable of producing torrential downpours, large hail, and intense lightning.last_img read more

Exclusive – No hard feelings over Tottenham exit, insists Dawson, after making Hull move

first_imgMichael Dawson insists he harbours no ill-feeling towards Mauricio Pochettino over his Tottenham departure.The defender was told he was not part of the Argentine’s plans following his appointment at White Hart Lane in the summer.Overlooked for Spurs’ first two games of the season, Dawson has now completed a switch to Hull, and the 30-year-old insists he is happy to move on after almost a decade at the north London club.“I loved every minute of it there but I want to play football and the opportunities were going to be less this year so when the chance to move north to Hull came it was one I couldn’t resist,” he said, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“There are no hard feelings. Football is all about opinions. He [Pochettino] wanted to move things on, I wasn’t in his plans, and that is football.“Now I’m at Hull, I’ve got to come and perform like I did at Spurs and pay back the faith they have showed in me.”Dawson is the third Tottenham player to move to the KC Stadium in recent times after Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore.He is relishing linking up with the duo again and is delighted to be working under Steve Bruce, a top centre-back during his playing days.“He was a centre-half and what he did with his playing career and managerial career as well was a massive factor in getting me to the football club,” he said.last_img read more

GARDAI ‘CANCEL’ CHRISTMAS AS THEY OBJECT TO SPECIAL BAR LICENSES

first_imgGardai in Co Donegal have launched a bid to stop revelers drinking on Christmas night.Donegal drinkers could be left thirsty on Christmas night!While pubs across the county are closed on December 25th, many nightclubs traditionally open especially at midnight for festive party-goers. However Gardai locally have objected to a number of applications for special exemption orders for bar licenses.Garda Inspector David Kelly told Letterkenny District Court today that they were objecting to the granting of such licenses.Inspector Kelly said Gardai were objecting because of the lack of public transport and taxis on Christmas night and the history of public order offences.“There is a history of public order at this time and combined with the lack of public transport, we have concerns if these licenses are granted,” he said.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said he thought the Garda application was unreasonable.A number of special license applications on behalf of nightclubs and hotels including Jackson’s Hotel in Ballybofey and Rooney’s Nightclub in Dunfanaghy were brought.Judge Paul Kelly said he shared the Inspector’s concerns.He said he will review the matter and all applications were adjourned until December 19th.GARDAI ‘CANCEL’ CHRISTMAS AS THEY OBJECT TO SPECIAL BAR LICENSES was last modified: December 4th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bar licensesdonegalGarda Inspector David KellyLetterkenny District Courtlast_img read more

SEX ABUSE SCANDAL: HUNDREDS OF KIDS COULD HAVE BEEN ABUSED – AFFAIR COULD KILL SUMMER SCHOOLS

first_imgTHE sister of a Donegal child sex abuse victim has warned that dozens of children from the North could have been abused by paedophile Michael Ferry over a 20 year period.And the scandal has the potential to kill off Irish colleges as parents fear for the their children.The horror warning came from a woman whose brother was Ferry’s first known victim – and who told of the chilling moment she saw Ferry with 40 children from Northern Ireland at a language course in Dunlewey just five years ago…. in 2006. Ferry, 56, from Carrickboyle, Gweedore, was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Monday, after pleading guilty to 38 sample charges against four young boys for offences that took place between 1991 and 2005.But he had also been convicted in 2002 of offences which took place at Ardscoil Mhuire in the mid-1980s.Despite this Colaiste Cholmcille continued to employ Ferry as an odd jobs man and bus driver for children from Northern Ireland despite the fact he was placed on the Republic’s sex offenders register.Now the full horror of that continued employment can be exposed for the first time today. The first victim’s sister recalled the chilling moment she realized that Ferry was back working with children.“I was driving through Dunlewey on Easter Sunday 2006. I remember the date so well because I was doing something that day and it stood out.“I stopped off at Roartys shop when I saw Micky Ferry coming out.“There were 30 to 40 kids from the North standing outside the college nearby and then to my horror I watched as Ferry walked over to the Colaiste Cholmcille minibus beside them.“The penny dropped. HE was with THEM! He was chatting and carrying on with those kids; I mean they were 12, 13 or 14 year olds. “I felt sick. This man who had abused my brother and drove him to try suicide was with children again.”The woman grabbed her young son who was with her and drove straight to the Garda station.The witness said she drove straight to Gaoth Dobhair Garda Station and reported the incident to gardai.She said a senior garda there called one of the language school’s directors to warn that Ferry was on the Sex Offenders Register. “That garda was furious with the director who said Ferry was supervised at all times. I listened as the garda warned him (the director) that Ferry was not allowed to be near children,” she recalled.She said she couldn’t believe that nothing was being done to stop the monster.The Co Donegal woman, who has since left Gweedore, urged anyone who had been molested by Ferry to contact gardai and she questioned the vetting procedures in place for hundreds of children who travelled to the county from all over Northern Ireland for Irish language courses.Meanwhile an associate of Ferry has admitted he was the subject of child sex allegations in Dublin in the mid-1990s.The man – who cannot be named for legal reasons – said: “I am not a paedophile. Allegations were made against me in the 1990s by five or six boys and they were not proven against me. No charges ever came to my door and I was exonerated by the Board of Management at the school.”Asked if he was insisting that boys at the school where he taught had made up the allegations against him, he said: “Yes. They were erroneous.”It’s understood some of the boys are planning to make fresh complaints to gardai.Meanwhile fears are growing that the affair could kill off one of the region’s stable industries – language colleges.One source admitted: “Colaiste Cholmcille is dead. It’s over. Unfortunately it could kill off courses for other organisations who run their courses properly.”* IMPORTANT NOTE: IF YOU WERE A VICTIM OF ABUSE, YOU DO NEED HELP. SOME NUMBERS ARE AVAILABLE BELOW. IF YOU WANT TO REPORT A CRIME, CONTACT YOUR NEAREST GARDA STATION. AS YET GARDAI HAVE NOT SET UP A SPECIAL HOTLINE NUMBER FOR VICTIMS.HSE North West Regional Counselling Service69 Ballyraine RoadLetterkennyCo Donegal Advertisement Tel:      074 9167250 071 91421611800 234 1199.15 am – 5.15 pm Advertisement Donegal Rape Crisis Centre Letterkenny Co Donegal Tel:      074 9128211 1800 448844 Email: rapecrisis@eircom.net Connect 1800 477 477 Wednesday – Sunday 6.00 pm – 10.00 pmSEX ABUSE SCANDAL: HUNDREDS OF KIDS COULD HAVE BEEN ABUSED – AFFAIR COULD KILL SUMMER SCHOOLS was last modified: July 23rd, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:abuserbus drivercolaiste cholmcilleDunleweyferrymichael ferry paedophilepervertlast_img read more

Scattered people strive to preserve tradition

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Charles Kim, who serves on the board of directors of the Korean Institute of Southern California, which operates the Korean Wilshire Elementary School and 13 Saturday schools, said losing the language is to be expected as new generations grow up in America. Only one of his four children speaks Korean. “They will become Americans. There’s a high probability my kids may marry non-Koreans, and a few more generations and they’ll say I’m one-eighth Korean,” Kim said. “Then I think they will play a significant role in promoting different cultures. This is a country where we can showcase all different cultures harmoniously.” Naush Boghossian, (818) 713-3722 naush.boghossian@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In many ways, the behavior of Armenians in the Diaspora is most similar to that of the Jews. Without the language, you can’t maintain the culture in its same richness, and you lose the sense of the literature and the storytelling, said Caroline Allouche, who teaches Hebrew at a Jewish nursery school in North Hollywood. “If you go to a public school and learn English and English customs, you’re going to lose what we teach them in private school: the holidays, the values of the Jewish culture,” she said. “When you have a background, you have to keep it. In America, it’s a melting pot, and with so many different cultures it’s great to show we exist.” But Koreans, for example, who have one grammar school in Los Angeles, don’t find their identity in the world threatened. last_img read more

Women’s Basketball Travels to Indiana State on Friday

first_img Drake Game Notes Live Video Indiana State is 12-11 and 6-6 in MVC games. The Sycamores are the league’s top defensive team allowing 56.3 points per game while the Bulldogs are the top offensive team averaging 83.8 points per game. Indiana State held a four-point halftime lead in the first meeting of the teams in Des Moines on Jan. 22 before Drake rallied for the win. The Sycamores are led by third-year head coach Joey Wells. TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The No. 25 Drake University women’s basketball team travels to Indiana State on Friday night in Drake’s first of two remaining road contests this season. Tipoff at the Hulman Center is scheduled for 6 p.m. and the game will be broadcast online via The Valley on ESPN3. Against Bradley, the Bulldogs had five players score in double figures, led by senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.), who had a game-high 20 points. Every available player scored for Drake for the second-straight game and it is the eighth time this season that has happened.  Freshman Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) added 15 points and five rebounds versus the Braves. Wendell and Hittner were named the MVC Player and Newcomer of the week, respectively. They have each won their respectively weekly awards a league-high five times this season. Story Linkscenter_img Live Stats Following Friday’s game, Drake plays at Loyola on Sunday. Tipoff at Gentile Arena is set for 1 p.m. Print Friendly Version Drake is ranked No. 25 in The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll this week. Drake, which is 20-4 overall and 13-0 in Missouri Valley Conference play, is ranked for the first time since Dec. 3, 2001 and the 12th time in program history. The Bulldogs are off to the best-ever start in conference play in MVC history after their wins over Bradley and Illinois State this past weekend and are riding a 14-game winning streak. Drake is the first MVC team to be ranked since Wichita State on Feb. 11, 2014. Live Audio last_img read more

WOW! SUPER PIX FROM THE TOP OF SNOW-COVERED ERRIGAL

first_imgDONEGAL Daily columnist Iain Miller from uniqueascent.ie  spends a lot of time on top of Co Donegal!Here are his pictures taken today at noon on the summit of Errigal, where the wind was gusting at a shade under 100mph and the freezing level was at about 450m.The brave guy in the pictures is Raphoe scout leader Damien Doherty! WOW! SUPER PIX FROM THE TOP OF SNOW-COVERED ERRIGAL was last modified: December 7th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ErrigalIain Millersnowlast_img read more

DONEGAL GAA STAR SAYS HE’D RATHER WATCH FAIR CITY THAN IRELAND!

first_imgDonegal GAA star Mark McHugh has run the wrath of the soccer fraternity in Ireland by saying he’d rather watch RTE soap Fair City than Martin O’Neill’s side in action.Ireland toiled in the first-half, but a much improved second-half performance ensured a hugely important win over the stubborn Georgians. The result coupled with Ireland’s victory on Friday and Scotland’s defeat to both Georgia and Germany sees Ireland in a good position in their quest for qualification for EURO 2016 in France next summer.Seamus Coleman was outstanding, while Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolahan were also excellent for O’Neill’s side on a tense night in Dublin.However, Donegal player Mark McHugh was unimpressed and said he’d rather watch Fair City than what was on offer at the Aviva stadium.McHugh posted the picture highlighted above on his social media account on instagram. He was also critical on Twitter saying that what was on offer by the GAA over the weekend compared to the Ireland match was night and day and claimed the GAA have the best games in the world.Last night’s match wasn’t exactly edge of your seat excitement but either were Dublin’s facile wins over Longford, Kildare, Wexford and Fermanagh in the run-up to their clash with Mayo.In truth bar a couple of matches this season in this writer’s opinion the All-Ireland football championship has been poor.Has McHugh got the blinkers on?What’s your thoughts? Do the GAA have the best games in the world?   DONEGAL GAA STAR SAYS HE’D RATHER WATCH FAIR CITY THAN IRELAND! was last modified: September 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAAnewsSportlast_img read more

Drumboe Martyrs Commemoration to take place in Stranorlar today

first_imgThe four Drumboe martyrs who were killed in 1923 will be remembered today, along with all of the other volunteers who have died for Irish freedom.The commemoration will take place today at 2:30pm at the Old Fire Station, Main Street, Stranorlar. The commemoration will be chaired by Mary Ward, widow of Pat Ward, who died as a result of the Hunger Strikes as a Republican POW in Portlaoise Prison.The main speaker this afternoon will be Diarmuid Mac Dubhghlais, National Treasurer of Republican Sinn Fein.Bands and pipers will also be in attendance. Everyone is welcome.Drumboe Martyrs Commemoration to take place in Stranorlar today was last modified: April 1st, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaldrumboe martyrsStranorlarlast_img read more